PAPER MAGAZINE Boy Smells' New LES Candle

Photography by Isabella Behravan

Writen by Justin Moran


Behind the Making of Boy Smells' New LES Candle

Boy Smells plays with the vast potential of gender, and infuses that into their scents to create something tneither femme nor masc, but a fluid swirl of everything together. Co-founders David Kien and Matthew Herman, who're real life partners, developed the brand as a way to create candles — and accompanying intimates — that reflect the complexities of personal identity.

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OUT MAGAZINE How Gloria Noto Created Her Queer Beauty Brand

Photography by Isabella Behravan

Writen by Rose Dommu


Noto Botanics is centering wellness — and queerness — in beauty.

Like most cool queer people, Gloria Noto was a goth in high school. “I would paint masks on my face and make myself look sick or like I had done a bunch of drugs,” she explains, laughing. “I would just look messed up.”

Makeup was the perfect conduit for Noto’s obsession with punk art and music, as well as a revolt against the heightened glamour of the Sicilian women in her family. The beauty she was drawn to didn’t fall in line with the way she was taught women were supposed to look. She learned that being a woman was “always having to edit yourself, to make yourself look more presentable.”

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Mother's Day Photo Editorial

All photographs by Isabella Behravan.

Emotional Attachments: The Nostalgic Objects That Remind Us Of Our Mothers

Ordinary objects imbued with memories and feels, that’ve become extraordinar

We’ve all had the experience where ordinary objects become talismans or mementos that induce nostalgia. A ’90s song comes on the radio and you’re suddenly slowdancing with your middle-school boyfriend. You pass a restaurant and you’re swooshed back in time to a raucous birthday dinner with friends. You sit on a park bench and remember the conversation you once had with your mother in that very spot.

Just as ordinary places and songs become imbued with personal meaning, ordinary objects assume double lives when we love them. To the uninitated, these objects might just look like a rosary. A pair of running shoes. A bag of cheetos. A nightgown. A trophy. But to us, they look like our mothers and mother figures. These objects serve as everyday reminders of their constant care and the lessons they’ve taught us.

In honor of Mother’s Day, five Girlboss staff members share the enchanted objects that remind them of their mothers and why.

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Girlboss Rally Street Style

All photos by Isabella Behravan.

If you’ve ever been to a Girlboss Rally, you’d know it’s a Mecca of inspiration, advice and networking. But it’s also a goddamn fashion parade of rad shoes, great hair and killer ~lewks.~ We thought it was high time attendees got the Girlboss Rally S/S 18 photoshoot they deserve.

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Los Angeles Women's March

Photographs by Isabella Behravan

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On January 20th, 2018 thousands of people hit the streets of downtown Los Angeles on Saturday for the second Women’s March.

It’s one of hundreds of events that were planned across California and the country.

The event in L.A. started at 8:30 a.m. in Pershing Square. Attendees began marching at 10 a.m., reaching Grand Park and City Hall around 11, where a very long list of politicians and activists are scheduled to speak until 3 p.m.

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